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  • Wethersfield Seeks Grant For Improvements To Solomon Welles House

    WETHERSFIELD -- The town will seek a $500,000 state grant to pave the parking lot of the municipally owned Solomon Welles House and make repairs and improvements to the historic home. "This is really a soup-to-nuts upgrade of the house," Town Manager...
  • Irvine man sentenced for contractor fraud

    An Irvine man was sentenced to more than six months in jail after his appearance on the reality TV show "Catch a Contractor" led to his second conviction for soliciting home improvement work without a state license. Myron Elliott Barker, 66, pleaded...
  • Tinley Park sees uptick in residential development

    Tinley Park sees uptick in residential development
    A small residential development proposed for south of downtown Tinley Park could be among approximately 20 home-building projects officially considered, approved or begun in 2014. Assistant Village Manager Mike Mertens acknowledges 20 is a far cry...
  • The unhandy man tackles the DIY store

    Sue can always find some silly excuse to go to the building supply store. Like: If we don't fix the leak in the roof, the living room ceiling will collapse. If we don't replace the three missing risers on the front porch steps, someone will trip, break a...
  • UMD renovation funds could be better spent on academics

    UMD renovation funds could be better spent on academics
    We feel nothing but pride for our alma mater, the University of Maryland. Terps have raised high the black and gold not just on the field, but in boardrooms, laboratories and in school, too. However, a recent proposal to spend $155 million of state,...
  • Tips to help you avoid remodeling regrets

     Tips to help you avoid remodeling regrets
    When it comes to home remodeling, Elmhurst resident Krista Ladd has had her share of victories — and defeats. The gray-checked tile she chose for her new home was a distinct success. The oversized armoire she bought for her husband's office in the...
  • Robot sales clerk? 'OSHbot' to debut in San Jose

    Robot sales clerk? 'OSHbot' to debut in San Jose
    Lowe’s Companies Inc. thinks it knows how to make your shopping experience easier: robots. This holiday season, the home improvement company is introducing two robots at a San Jose Orchard Supply Hardware store. The so-called OSHbots will help...
  • After razing of historic homes, Delray looks for remedies

    After razing of historic homes, Delray looks for remedies
    Two historic homes in Delray Beach have been lost forever. The houses — one in the 200 block of the Old School Square Historic District, the other nicknamed the Water House due to its close proximity to the Intracoastal — were demolished...
  • Springs to let big-box retailers sell outdoors

    Coral Springs will henceforth allow big-box stores to organize outdoor sales events twice a year. At a recent City Commission meeting, officials unanimously approved amending the Land Development Code to allow large-scale retail stores, which have a...
  • Make home projects a family affair

    Make home projects a family affair
    Tackling home improvement projects with kids in tow can be challenging. But if kids are old enough, moms and dads can enlist their youngsters' help when working on projects around the house. Not only can adults keep closer tabs on kids' activities, but...
  • Partnership affords chance to rebuild

    Partnership affords chance to rebuild
    Thanks to a partnership with Rebuilding Together Broward County Inc., one low-income neighborhood in Pompano Beach will get a significant upgrade. City Commissioners recently approved a $50,000 grant to the county nonprofit, which will select a...